1. ITV Report

Woman sexually assaulted by man who broke in through unsecured window

Police have linked the case to two other incidents in nearby areas in July and August. Credit: Google Maps

Police are investigating after an intruder sexually assaulted a woman as she slept in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The man climbed through an unsecure window at her home in Colne, Lancashire. He went into her bedroom where she was sleeping and sexually assaulted her before leaving the house.

The man is described as Asian, in his late twenties and around 5'3" tall.

Officers are linking the attack to two other house invasions in Nelson and Barrowford in July and August.

The victim has been left traumatised by her ordeal and she is being supported by specially trained officers. An investigation is underway and we are conducting CCTV and house to house enquiries in the area. If anyone saw any suspicious activity in the area or has any information that could assist with the investigation I would urge them to contact us.

– Detective Superintendent Andy Murphy, Lancashire Constabulary